A day ago I met a woman who deals in vintage and costume jewelry and we started to discuss these sought after pieces. For almost 25 years as a professional liquidator with my own estate sale company I dealt with vintage and costume jewelry. I hope you find this video about vintage costume jewelry designers informative. Many estate sales have vintage costume jewelry for sale and this video should assist you whether you are buying or going to be selling vintage jewelry. The author of this video is unknown, but Estate Sales News thanks you.
Anyone who has been into Macy’s, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor or any large department store has probably noticed that costume jewelry seems to be taking a step back in time in many instances. Of course, you still have costume jewelry designers such as Weis, Givenchy, Trifari, Hobe, Chanel, Dior, Ciner, Miriam Haskell and many others.
We’ll be discussing more as time goes by on vintage and fine jewelry. We are adding a new category for this reason
Estate Sales News would like to dedicate our front page to the teachers, first responders, and all those who acted to protect and save lives.
Although the loss of homes and property can be painful the loss of loved ones and friends is life changing.
I have a cousin who is safe and lives west of Moore. So many others are not as fortunate.
Please think about donating to the Salvation Army, Red Cross or other charitable organizations that you are familiar with.
Moore and all of Oklahoma you are in our thoughts.
You never know what may be sold in an estate sale and Sara Gates with the Huffington Post reported on a woman who purchased a hat box at an Oklahoma estate sale for $1.00 15 years ago that contained about 250 World War II letters.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO about this touching story of what happened to these letters and more.
Happy Friday everyone and we hope you visit some great estate sales.
Estate Sales News is going to New York today to attend the Small Business Expo. We will be networking with a variety of businesses from across the US and the world attending this event. Estate Sales News is a great place to advertise your business at very reasonable monthly rates.
I’m traveling across the country and speaking to estate liquidators nationwide to provide you with the news and information you can use to make informed choices and understand the personal property liquidation business and process.
Valerie Johnson of A Simple Solution Estate Sale Company based outside Sacramento, CA will be conducting an estate sale in Henderson, NV. The sale will be held May 21-24 from 9am-5pm, but the vehicles will be for sale through May 27th. Estate Sales News visited Henderson, NV this past weekend to get a view of the RV’s and vehicles included in this sale. The vehicles are currently in a fenced area so accessibility for photos and video was limited, but we did take a short over the fence video clip and some photos. Video by ESN.
This is an unusual sale with so many varieties of RV’s and we felt it news worthy to show what unique sales are being held across the US. Here is the link from EstateSales.net for A Simple Solution Estate Sale Company page on the sale with detailed information on the vehicles in the sale.
I respond that I am the editor of an online news/magazine about estate sales and the personal property liquidation business. It amazes me that almost every time that person will say I know someone that needs an estate sale or they have a friend downsizing.
I explained to her that if they had questions EstateSalesNews.com was a website devoted to providing information on what to look for when choosing an estate liquidator. This website is a free public resource from the beginning of the process when you realize you need to start eliminating items to the conclusion of the sale where it is time for a clean out, charitable donations or a final buy out.
On a recent trip from Florida I met an accountant who lives on the east coast of Florida near a retirement community with a great many retired military people. Many of them are getting to the point in their lives where they need to downsize and transition into a simpler lifestyle. This accountant spoke of the need for many of these individuals to find reputable companies that will have their best interest and not attempt to cherry pick them. I gave her my card and suggested she review this news/magazine and pass it on to her clients and friends.
Estate Sales News does not conduct estate sales. We welcome your questions.
As more and more baby boomers come of age what to do with a life time of household, collections, etc. is becoming a challenge.
In many cases the children of boomers will want some of their parents belongings either for sentiment or value, however, may children today are minimalists and this leaves boomer parents with decisions when downsizing time comes.
If your children have taken a great many items and furniture you may be left with what is known in the estate sale trade as a partial. Many estate sales companies will simply not deal with low contents. It does not cover their costs for the sale. Some estate liquidators look at this with other possibilities. They can offer to add to the contents from other minimal sales or in some instances if they are antiques dealers they may offer to add some of their unsold merchandise to the sale (this practice is referred to as seeding the sale). Every estate liquidator works differently, but if you find one you like and your contents are minimal ask them if there is a way for them to work with you. They may even want to increase their commission or fee.
The other choices left to you are consignment (not all consignment shops accept everything) or donations to local charities.
When choosing an estate sale company be sure to let the liquidators you are talking to know upfront if it isn’t a full contents and ask them how they work. Saves time and frustration for everyone.